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Exastore Data Storage System From KPG Ranked Industry's Fastest

Monday, November 15, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA — Large files, high volumes and tight turnarounds are no match for the ExaStore digital data storage system. According to results of a recent independent test, the ExaStore EX600 FC system, powered by Exanet, processes data faster than any other storage solution available for any industry, including the graphic arts. Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) is the exclusive worldwide distributor of the ExaStore system for the graphic arts industry. “Many of our customers need to access data quickly in a high volume, high production environment,” said Bill DeMarco, Worldwide Director, Consulting and Solutions, KPG. “The ExaStore solution’s best in class speed gives these customers the industry’s most effective tool for managing premedia data and serving clients in a high pressure, time critical production environment.” The ExaStore EX600 FC network attached storage (NAS) solution achieved a record breaking 203,182 operations per second (OPS) result, with an overall response time of 1.08 seconds, on the industry standard SPEC SFS benchmark. In addition, the ExaStore system achieved 1.2 gigabytes per second in a sequential read benchmark. Overall, the ExaStore system earned three spots among the top six fastest processors in all tests ever run by SPEC.org, a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks for the newest generation of high-performance computers. Tailored for the specific needs of the graphic arts industry, the ExaStore System, a network attached storage (NAS) system, complements existing data workflow solutions allowing customers to consolidate their data into a single, easily upgradeable, scalable and automated storage system. The system features no single point of failure in a full high-availability failover environment. ExaStore solutions can easily and linearly scale from two nodes to hundreds of nodes, as well as from one terabyte to many petabytes, allowing any level of capacity and total performance desired in a system. The ExaStore storage system maintains an easy-to-use environment as the solution scales with a true distributed single file system that automatically balances capacity and load across the system. ExaStore solutions use industry standard, commodity off-the-shelf hardware, thus reducing hardware acquisition and service costs and protecting customers’ hardware investments. ExaStore storage solutions are available both with fibre channel and SATA disk RAID arrays, allowing customers to build an infinitely expandable storage system. The ExaStore system easily integrates with all leading digital media and prepress applications including software from Adobe, Xinet, Dalim, Quark, Helios, Legato, Prinergy, and many others. It also supports virtually every system platform, including Apple, Windows, UNIX, and Linux and provides the standard file system APIs – NFS, CIFS, and AFP – to applications. Customers can customize their ExaStore system in a wide range of configurations, easily meeting individual capacity and throughput needs.

 

 

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